Tuesday, February 24, 2009

"Spring Rabbits" Original 8x10 Acrylic Painting

Please note, this might be my last post for a month as I leave for New Zealand tomorrow morning and return March 24th. I will try and post photos and sketches, while I am gone, but I'm not sure how easy this will be!
"Spring Rabbits" is my last little painting. It is an 8x10 acrylic on canvas for $125.
The rain has been melting away our snow and everyone is restless for spring, These two little rabbits feel that way too! By the time I get back from NZ it will surely be spring. ~Take Care, Melissa SOLD

Monday, February 23, 2009

"Crab Legs" Original 8x8 Acrylic Painting and "Baby Angel" Original 5x7 Acrylic Painting

Today it was pouring rain and I finished up my last paintings for the Tinman Gallery show at the end of March. I packed everything up and took it down there. They will be hanging the work at the same time I fly back from New Zealand on the 24th of March and the opening is March 27th. Please contact www.tinmanartworks.com
for more information regarding the show.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

"Joy Horse" Original 5x7 Acrylic Painting, "Ugandan Longhorn" Original 5x7 Acrylic Painting and "Moonlight Mermaid" Original 8x8 Acrylic Painting

Another busy day... I finished these three fun little pieces. "Joy Horse" and "Ugandan Longhorn" SOLD are both 5x7 with the background texture running over both sides. The are $95. "Moonlight Mermaid" is 8x8 and is $125.SOLD She has texture on all four sides and hangs diagonally in a diamond shape. Please contact me if you are interested in any of these pieces. I packed my clothes for New Zealand today, I pretty much have one more day to paint and then I'm off on my big adventure!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

"Junk Collector" 31x22 Acrylic Painting and "Flying Solo" 12x36 Acrylic Painting

Yesterday I drove to Seattle for a the day, had a meeting with the Seattle Aquarium, saw the royal paintings of Jodhpur at the Seattle Asian Art Museum, and went to a gallery opening for a group show that I was in at the Art Merchant International Gallery in Monroe, WA. then I drove home! Today I finished up a couple of new pieces that I have been working on "Flying Solo" is 12x36 acrylic on canvas for $795. and "Junk Collector" as Brandon affectionately calls him. He is another multi-dimensional puzzle piece with canvas and wood panels all attached to one back with airdry clay pieces for dimension. I have also attached beads, screws, paperclips, turquoise, amber, garnet, pearls, beads, and coins I have collected around the world (secretly I am the junk collector!) which can be found in his pile of riches. This painting is 31x22 and is $1,325. Please contact me if you are interested.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

"Fly Forgotten" Original 18x24 Acrylic Painting

"Fly Forgotten" is the name of this dimensional piece. The brown trout in the center is made of airdry clay, the other two are painted onto the wood panel. The dimensions are 18x24x2 and price is $795. Please contact me if you are interested in this piece. It has wonderful earthtones in it with a green gold background and copper border. So long, I am back to the studio!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Copper Salmon, Seahorse and Sea Turtle

More copper creatures today. They are great fun to make... I can get all of my creative aggressions out while I hammer the copper into submission! These have hangers on the back, so they are easy to hang on a wall. The salmon is $110. and the turtle and seahorse are $45. each. Please contact me if you are interested in them. I am also working like a dervish on several paintings as I leave in a week for New Zealand, so you should see them soon.
Copper Salmon and Copper Turtle and seahorse SOLD

Friday, February 13, 2009

Three Copper Crows, wall sculptures

Today I had a great day playing with copper. I cut out these copper crows, sanded them and hammered designs in them. I used a metal primer on them and then painted them with bright acrylic designs. I left the beaks and claws with the copper showing. There is a hook behind them so they can hang on a wall. They are whimsical and great fun. They remind me of the recycled oil drum pieces I loved when I was in Haiti. They are approximately 10x6 inches and are priced at $65. each. If you are interested in them please contact me. "Blue Crow" SOLD "Green Crow" SOLD

Thursday, February 12, 2009

"Moorish Kiss" Original 26x48 Acrylic Painting

My lovely mermaid is finally done! She is titled "Moorish Kiss" for the moorish idol hovering in front of her lips. This complicated piece has panels of wood and canvas, all attached to one back. There is even an indented section where the secretive seahorse resides. The three dimensional pieces are created with air-dry clay attached to the board. Lots of texture and metallics in this work. I had a wonderful time doing her, but I think I need to work on something small next! SOLD

Monday, February 9, 2009

"Salmon Squared" Original 36x36 Acrylic Painting

A dark and dreary day... it is trying to snow. But nestled in my cozy studio I finished one of the three pieces I have been working on over the weekend. It is titled "Salmon Squared" and is made up of 9 individual 12x12 panels. Some of these panels are wood and some are canvas. Two of the center pieces have an indented rectangle within them. I have used molding paste to create the heavily textured water and pieces of air-dry clay to add dimension to some of the salmon. The whole painting is approximately 36 x 36 and hangs in three sections like a triptych. It will be hanging in my Tinman Gallery show through the month of April with the opening on March 27th. It is priced at $2,425. please contact me if you are interested. SOLD

Thursday, February 5, 2009

"Red Raven" Original 5x7 Acrylic Painting

I took a day off to go skiing... but I finished my little "Red Raven" for the painting of the day. It is great fun to do these small canvases, they are a little addictive!
This is again a 5x7 gallery wrapped canvas. The blue green textured background is continued on both sides, so no frame is needed. This little bird is $95. SOLD

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

"Midnight Raven" Original 8x8 Acrylic Painting

Another day another bird! I am waiting for all of my air-dry clay pieces to dry before I can start on my large mermaid and salmon pieces... hopefully tomorrow. In the meantime I am amusing myself with some small canvases. Venus has been shining brightly in the sky beside the moon, so I included her! "Midnight Raven" is on an 8x8 gallery wrapped canvas. The green textured border continues over each side, so no frame is needed. This piece is available for $125. SOLD

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

"Winter Robin" Original 5x7 Acrylic Painting

This morning when I looked out the kitchen window I saw three robins hopping about on the frozen snow. They flew up into the trees and puffed up as if they had no necks at all! I had to work on taxes all day, but I finally finished and my reward was this little "Winter Robin" . It is on a thick 5"x7" x1.5" gallery wrapped canvas. The textured border continues on both sides so there is no need for a frame. It is $95.